OMG! What a great news! Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out, about baseball and homophobia, is set to be adapted as a limited television series.
And guess who will play Darren Leming? No other than Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams !!! Broadway director Scott Ellis will direct the pilot. Williams will play Lemming in the series as well as the Broadway revival, directed by Ellis and produced by Second Stage Theater. In the
play revival, which was which was delayed due to COVID-19 theater
closures, Williams stars alongside Patrick J. Adams and Jesse Tyler
Ferguson with performances now set to begin at Second Stage’s Helen
Hayes Theater in Spring 2022.
Set in the early 2000s, Take Me Out follows Darren Lemming, a mixed-race star center fielder for the
fictional Empires who decided to come out of the closet sparking controversy and soul searching for American’s favorite pastime, revealing long-held, unspoken prejudices both on and off the field.
The play, which premiered at The Public Theater in 2002 before making its way to Broadway, was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Tony Award for Best Play.
AC Studios, which has produced series including Apple’s Dickinson
and Hulu’s Catch 22, will serve as the studio on the project. Williams, Greenberg, and Ellis will
executive produce the series
The BIG QUESTION is , how much skin are the actors willing to show. They tend to shy away when it is in film and/or television. And who will eventually stream it? This could also determine how much nudity the streaming service would allow.